Pattern interpretation help ... please!

Hi Knitters,

I’m having a problem understanding this instruction …
Shape neck. Work both sides at the same time. Work 13 (14,15) sts. Slip the next 10 sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 13 (14,15) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 (6,6) times, until 8 (8,9) sts remain.

… given that I’m supposed to work both sides at once, does this mean I’ll be decreasing 1 stitch EACH NECK SIDE (so technically two times per row …)?? Also does it mean until 8 stitches remain on EACH SIDE or in total (four per side) …

Thank you!

You will be decreasing at each neck edge–this will shape it evenly.

You start with 13 stitches per side and decrease 5 per side, so you will end up with 8 per side.

Thank you, thank you …